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. >> he was proven right on so many front. he and president george h.w. bush, agreed, they didn't want to "go all the way to baghdad." if u.s. forces went to baghdad and occupied iraq in the winter of 1991, they would basically have to take responsibility for the country. it would be a long, bogged down expensive process. they decided that their real goal was to gelt iraqis out of kuwait. accomplished that, want to go further and later in 2003, they were proven right when the u.s. invasion would become something that would last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are sayin
. >>> george h.w. bush, forced to spend christmas day in a houston hospital. he was treated to a special holiday meal. 88 years old. been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery for the president. >>> before heading back to d.c., president obama and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the
from possible across the board tax increases and spending cuts. >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in a houston hospital. his wife, barbara, and other relatives at his side. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough and recently had a low grade fever. doctors remain cautiously optimistic about a full recovery. >>> a claim of facebook privacy breach within the zuckerberg family. his sister says a family photo was reposted by another person on twitter. randy zuckerberg called the woman out. the woman apologized said it was public because it was in her facebook newsfeed. >>> in china the longest high speed railway opens, connects beijing with guangzhou, 1,500 in eight hours, but tickets start at $138, and they're a little pricey for some people and many travelers say it's cheaper and faster to fly. >>> a report just out this morning shows home prices up in october, the biggest annual gain in more than two years. alison kosik joins us from the new york stock exchange. tell us more. >> this is a bigger gain than analysts were expectin
president george h.w. bush could spend christmas in hospital. doctors say he needs to build up his energy before he goes home. >> gregg: we certainly wish him well and speedy recovery. new government report, holiday hiring is fast approaching a 12-year record, great news? you have to ask yourself how many of she is seasonal jobs will be made permanent or they just vanish come january 2nd. how do we stimulate the growth of the higher paid jobs in technology and manufacturing that we really need to get the economy moving again. joining us is brenda buttner. good to see you. that is the good news. seasonal hiring is a record high? >> yeah it really is. we have had some reports from that basically we've seen 20% increase of holiday hiring from last year. amazon, target both reporting 21% more increase in hiring. >> gregg: how long are those going to hang around? >> that is a good question. we always see a drop-off that cliff of the employment cliff in january. what is more revealing we're seeing so much increase of hiring it was mainly in november. i would like to see december's numbers. we e
christmas for former president george h.w. bush. his wife barbara joining him for a special chinese food dinner for the hospital. his son neil, grandson peter also visited him. they are optimistic he will recover from a bronchitis related cough. how is this one for scary? jails may be forced to reach le prisoners. two were released in oregon because of budget cuts. without a deal there will be an 8 percent cut in federal grants to state and law enforcement. ainsley? >> thanks, heather. did you get a handful of gift cards that you can't use or gifts you don't want for christmas you are not alone. today is the great day to turn the unwanted gifts and gift cards into cash. consumers savings experts andrea is here with phipps for us. what can we do if we got a bunch of gift cards we don't want. >> you always think a gift card is an easy gift sometimes you get a restaurant that you don't frequent or places that aren't nearby. you can turn that to cash. in the gift card exchange you can learn different tips on how to do that. you can go to gift card granny.com where they will buy back unwanted
the efforts to train the afghan military units before they pull out. >> it looks like george h.w. bush will be spending his christmas in the hospital. he has been undergoing treatment for a bronchitis-like cough since november. doctors are cautiously optimistic that president bush's son, former president george w. bush has been among the visitors at the hospital. no word on when he will be released. >> nelson mandela is enjoying better health. his condition is improving and he's in really good spirits. he has been in the hospital since december 8th. he's recovering from a lung infection and the removal of gall stones. his wife and family along with the current president of south africa visiting him, sreurbing him a merry christmas. >> passengers in denver are finding a special way to be of good shear while helping the less fortunate. these men and women of the encloses all methodist ministers getting behind the bar, that's right, on christmas eve, to serve drinks and collect tips. >> a lot of folks come in here that might not necessary logo to church, and might not hear about the need,
. heather: former president george h.w. bush has been hospitalized for more than a month. what doctors are now saying about the former president's health. gregg: and from twilight twists to secret e-mails to the cia, a look back at the biggest scandals, scandals of 2012. oh, yeah, that was a scandal. heather: that's a big one. ash cd from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purche, everday! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great sinesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? here's your invoice. heather: welcome back. an update now on former president george h.w. bush who spent christmas in the hospital. a spokesman said that the fever that kept him from going home is now gone. that's good news. the 88-year-old former preside
back into recession. rebecca? >> thanks so much chip reid. >>> former president george h.w. bush spent his christmas day in a hospital. the former president was admitted a month ago for bronchitis-like cough. doctors want him to remain in the hospital to build up strength and balance his medications. >>> a new study finds the number of u.s. troops hospitalized for heart trouble has plummeted over the last 60 years. during the korean war, about 8 out of 10 service members had signs of coronary artery disease. now it's roughly 1 in 10. reducing smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol have improved the military's heart health. they also say recent increases in obesity and type-2 diabetes have not yet affected the military. >>> he had a remarkable career, but an even more extraordinary life. we learn this week the actor charles durning died in new york on monday. here's jim axelrod. >> reporter: known as the king of character actors charles durning appeared in more than 100 movies in a career that started in 1962. >> got to get you out of here! >> reporter
: and president george h.w. with bush spending christmas in the hospital. been there for more than a month. what doctors are saying about the former president's health. patti ann: and a christmas miracle for a heart broken family whose dog went missing a week ago. >> i was awakened by, like, an alert-type bark, and i ran downstairs, and she was right there right at the door that she goes in and out of all the time just waiting for me to open it. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. gregg: china is unveiling the world's longest high-speed rail train this week. 1500 miles long, it runs from beijing to the south, and the train on this high-speed rail line initially ran 186 miles per hour. can you believe that? cutting between the two cities. china's railway system has a checker ored past, it has been riddled with accidents including the latest crash involving a bullet train which killed 40 pe
the tail was probably the problem. >> and former president george h.w. bush will be spending this christmas day in a houston hospital. the nation's 41st president has been there for more than a month battling a persistent bronchitis-like cough. doctors were hoping to send him home for the holidays. the 88-year-old bush has developed a fever and is weak. we wish him well. >> nelson mandela is also spending christmas day in a hospital room. he's been battling a lung infection and the first time he won't be home for christmas since 1989 when he was still jailed for leading the struggle against apartheid. the current president says the nobel prize winner is looking and feeling much better. >> santa is done delivering his goodies this morning, so we are going to take over and we're going to look at his naughty and nice list. we'll make our own. now time to go over who see who made the cut on either side. i've been looking forward to this segment all morning. richard, you didn't get the memo on the outside, sorry . >> let's start with you, richard. on your nice list, you have two governors, democ
head lines. george h.w. bush may not be home for christmas. doctors say they are optimistic that he'll make a full recovery. but the 41st president still needs to, quote, build up his strength. he's been hospitalized since november 23 for a bronchitis-related cough. our thoughts for a speedy recovery, mr. president. dramatics rescue at sea. vietnamese rescued a resident of melbourne, florida. he was drifting at sea on a disabled yacht for eight days. officials say he's in good condition and he was so hungry that he ate three packs of uncooked instant noodles. you have to be hungry to eat that. >> gretchen: all right. thanks so much. while christmas is the season of giving and we all love getting gifts from san tax it's important to remember that the holiday is not just about presents and shiny lights, but something more personal. joining us to explain is fox news religion contributor father jonathan morris. good to see you. >> good morning. >> gretchen: aptly you're here today on christmas eve as we look forward to christmas tomorrow. i know you want to tell a story that was inspira
up on the show, presidents and how president george h.w. bush's pet caused drama at the white house and other stays you won't hear anywhere else about the white house. ♪ putting on the ritz ♪ this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. hurry in for a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. >> well from puppies to ponies, a new book takes us inside the pets who live at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> alisyn: whether they were providing companionship or softening a president's political image, these pets played an important role in white house history and jennifer pickens, 50 years of presidents and their pets, good morning, jennifer. >> good morning, merry christmas. >> alisyn: merry christmas to you, too. who are the most or which would you say are the most famous pets of the white house? >> oh, my god, so many to choose from. caroline kennedy's pony, macaroni was an all time favorite f favorite. every little girl wanted a pony and the stable
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